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Veteran education professor to speak about online reading in Provost Lecture Series

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – With the technological advent of e-books, e-readers and other digital innovations, reading material has moved from print media to online. And the process of reading on a computer screen can be different – an aspect that a veteran Austin Peay State University professor will address.

Dr. Donald Luck, a professor of education who has taught at APSU for 18 years, will present the next session in the weekly Provost Lecture Series at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 15th in the Morgan University Center, Room 307. The title of his presentation is “Reading in the Web Environment.”

Dr. Donald Luck
Dr. Donald Luck

“My lecture deals with my research on the process of reading online, how reading differs from print to screen and strategies for improving the screen reading experience,” Luck said. “These strategies will be demonstrated and attendees are encouraged to bring laptops and tablets to implement these strategies and improve their own screen reading experience.”

Luck has been involved in implementing technology in schools since having first used a computer in his classroom in 1979. His doctoral research was one of the first research projects to investigate the effect of email on classroom teachers and their communication satisfaction. He currently teaches courses in the instructional technology specialty area of the curriculum and instruction master’s degree program at APSU. He is associate editor of the SRATE Journal and current president of the National Social Science Association. 

He has a bachelor’s in history from Wartburg College, and he earned both his doctorate in curriculum and instruction and master’s in secondary administration from the University of Northern Iowa.

Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year. All sessions are from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the MUC, Room 303 (unless noted otherwise) and include the following:

September 22nd: Dr. Clark Maddux, associate professor of English
September 29th: Dr. Rebecca Jones, associate professor of chemistry
October 6th: Dr. Dwayne Estes, associate professor of biology
October 13th: Dr. Korre Foster, assistant professor of music
October 20th: Susan Bryant, professor of art
October 27th: Angelina Fowler, Center of Excellence for Field Biology
November 3rd: Dr. Dan Frederick, professor of geology and geography
November 10th: Dr. Kathrine Flower, assistant professor of sociology
November 17th: Darren Michael, associate professor of theater and dance
December 1st: Dr. Tim Leszczak, assistant professor of health and human performance
January 12th: Dr. Ellen Smyth, instructor of mathematics
January 19th: Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music
January 26th: Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, assistant professor of political science
February 2nd: Dr. Rebecca Johansen, assistant professor of biology
February 9th: Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor of biology
February 16th: Cynthia Marsh, professor of art
February 23rd: Dr. Christine Mathenge, associate professor of geology
March 1st: Dr. Robert Shelton, associate professor of chemistry
March 15th, MUC 307: Dr. Allyn Smith, associate professor of physics
March 22nd: Dr. Sharon Mabry, professor of music
March 29th: Dr. Cameron Sutt, assistant professor of history
April 5th: Mark DeYoung, assistant professor of art
April 12th: Dr. Tim Winters, professor of English
April 19th, MUC 103: Dr. Jeffrey Wood, professor of music

The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.

APSU faculty members with recent research of acclaim also will be given a platform within this series. In addition, other faculty members of local or widespread renown will be invited to lecture within this series.

For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, call Dr. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU, at 931.221.7992 or email him at .

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